Scottsdale Journals

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An August 2005 trip to Scottsdale by thestickman23

Camelback Mountain Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona More Photos
Quote: My wife and I stopped in Scottsdale for a few days to relax in August. Temperatures can reach upwards of 110 degrees!

La Hacienda

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Restaurant | "Best Mexican I Have Had Since Cancun!!!"

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My wife and I heard nothing but great things about La Hacienda, and this restaurant definitely met our high expectations. La Hacienda is located in the beautiful Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. We have not had Mexican cuisine this good since we went to a gourmet Mexican restaurant in Cancun, Mexico! You will not find tacos, burritos or quesadillas here, but what you will find is authentic Mexican cuisine that will literally knock your socks off.Food: When you first get comfortable in La Hacienda your server will bring you a trio of dipping sauces with tortillas. Each one has its own unique flavor and this definitly got our night off to a great start. If you are a marg...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2008

La Hacienda
7575 East Princess Drive (at The Fairmont Scottsdale)
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
(480) 585-4848

Roaring Fork

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Restaurant | "As Hot As the Weather!!!"

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My wife and I visited the Roaring Fork on a recommendation from a friend who had visited the area in the spring. When he made the recommendation we were skeptical because he had mentioned the restaurant served "Cowboy Cuisine". Now I love a rustic meal but might wife and I wanted a romantic night out. Don't let the "Cowboy Cuisine" moniker fool you. This is an upscale chain (at the time we went there was one in Austin, TX also) with a unique flair you can't pass up. Food: I am one to almost always ask the waiter what he recommends and what is most popular at the restaurant. He told me not to pass up the "Kettle of Green Chile Pork Stew with Buttered Tortillas" for appetizer and the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2008

Roaring Fork
4800 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
+1 480 947 0795

Some Like It Hot! Real Hot!

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Camelback Mountain Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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After spending a week in San Diego, CA my wife and I thought we would relax in Scottsdale, AZ before heading to Las Vegas, NV. With nothing but relaxation on our minds, I did some heavy research and decided that The Phoenician was the perfect place for our mid-trip siesta. To be honest with you we did not go out to see anything in Scottsdale, other than a couple of great dining experiences, we sat by the pool. The Phoenician is a great resort and this was definitely one of the highlights for us in Scottsdale. This resort is owned by Starwood Properties (Sheraton, W Hotels, Westin, and Le Meridien, to name a few), has a five diamond AAA rati...Read More